The following are the winners from the 15th annual 

San Diego Music Awards, held on September 12, 2005

at Humphreys Concerts by the Bay:

Best Cover or Tribute Band – Rockola
Best Jazz – Jaime Valle

Best Acoustic - Tristan Prettyman

Best Blues – Lady Dottie & the Diamonds

Best World Music - B-Side Players

Best Americana – Eve Selis

Best Hip Hop  - Alfred Howard & the K23 Orchestra

Best Country – Whiskey Tango

Best Pop – Steve Poltz & the Rugburns

Best Alternative - Pepper

Best Punk – The Plot to Blow Up The Eifel Tower

Best Rock -  Dirty Sweet

Best Hard Rock - Underminded

Best Electronic – Square Circle

Best DJ - Scooter

Best Pop Album: Ryan Ferguson -Three, Four

Best Rock Album:  Reeve Oliver-self titled

Best Hip Hop Album: Deep Rooted-In The Beginning

Best Alternative Album: Goodbye, Blue Monday-Help is on the Way

Best Punk Album:  Hot Snakes-Audit in Progress

Best Hard Rock Album: The Locust-Safety Second, Body Last

Best Blues Album: Candye Kane-White Trash Girl

Best Jazz Album: Fattburger-Work to Do

Best Americana Album: The Coyote Problem-The Wire

Best Local Recording: Anya Marina-Miss Halfway

Album of the Year: Louis XIV-The Best Little Secrets are Kept

Best New Artist: Get Back Loretta

Artist of the Year: As I Lay Dying

Song of the Year: Pinback-Fortress


Lifetime Achievement Award (1) – Al Guerra

Lifetime Achievement Award (2) – the Beat Farmers